Term to be applied to all education articles, not just Penn-specific articles or those dealing with higher education.

High-Schoolers Who Work Less Likely to Finish College

April 28, 2011

Students who work more than 15 hours a week in high school show lower rates of college completion, suggests a new study assessing the harm of high school work intensity. The study, which is published in last month's issue of the journal Developmental Psychology, supports other recent research that has found high school students who work long hours are likely to show increased problem behaviors and decreased school engagement.

Article Source: USA Today

What Should I Look for on a College Visit?

April 27, 2011

Dean Eric Furda of Admissions offers advice about campus-visit itineraries.

Article Source: U.S. News & World Report
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Media Contact:Jennifer Baldino Bonett | | 215-746-3562April 26, 2011

Penn Nursing Signs Memorandum of Understanding With Peking University’s Nursing School

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and the School of Nursing at Peking University in Beijing have established a memorandum of understanding creating a formal research relationship between the schools. Peking University’s School of Nursing, with Guifang Guo as dean, is widely considered the premier nursing school in China.

Penn Nursing also has academic partnerships in Botswana and India.

The Returns on an HBCU Education

April 19, 2011

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education discusses the value of attending a historically black college or university.

Can I Negotiate My Financial Aid Offer?

April 20, 2011

Dean Eric Furda of Admissions answers a question about a student’s financial aid offer.

Article Source: U.S. News & World Report

Colleges Flock to Saudi Conference to Promote Their Campuses

April 20, 2011

In the midst of protests sweeping across the Middle East this spring, and a worldwide economy that is still sputtering in many parts of the globe, hundreds of colleges from dozens of countries have flocked to Saudi Arabia’s capital city here this week for a college fair aimed at recruiting full-paying students from this country hungry to build its own higher-education system. The main event of the 2nd International Exhibition and Conference on Higher Education is the fair, which covers more than 150,000 square feet of exhibition space.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | | 215-898-4820April 18, 2011

Three Penn GSE Profs Lead Panel Discussion in “Mandates, Models and Methods, Oh My!”

PHILADELPHIA — Three panelists from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education will host a discussion at the 2011 Albert M. Greenfield Memorial Lecture, “Mandates, Models and Methods, Oh My!: A Strategic Look at the Essential Components of Early Childhood Education,” Wednesday, April 27, 4-5:30 p.m. at the Annenberg Public Policy Center, 202 S. 36th St.

Central State University Plans to Survive and Thrive Despite Possible Budget Cuts

April 17, 2011

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education comments on the family-like atmosphere that historically black colleges and universities provide.

Article Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer

'Intern Nation'

April 15, 2011

The debate over unpaid internships is complex. Students want the experience, but not all can afford it, especially when they’re required to pay for the (sometimes mandatory) corresponding academic credit. Colleges want to graduate seasoned workers who've had myriad internship opportunities, but can’t always tell which internships are legitimate and don’t want to scare off potential employers by cracking down on what they offer. Well-meaning businesses want productive interns, but many say they can’t afford to pay them anymore.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed

Ready or Not

April 14, 2011
Article Source: New York Times